SDCC ’17 Exclusives: Valiant And CBLDF Reveal Secret Weapons Liberty Variant By Erica Henderson

by Hannah Means Shannon

Valiant has announced a team-up with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) to offer the Secret Weapons #1 Liberty Variant featuring a brand-new cover by multiple Eisner Award-nominee Erica Henderson (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead) at San Diego Comic Con 2017.

The Secret Weapons SDCC Liberty Variant will debut on Wednesday, July 19th, exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California and will be limited to 500 copies.
Secret Weapons is written by Academy Award-nominee Eric Heisserer, with art by Raul Allen and Patricia Martin and introduces Livewire at the center of her own series.
Heisserer will join the CBLDF at booth #1918 for an exclusive signing of the Secret Weapons #1 SDCC Liberty Variant on Saturday, July 22nd at 10:30 a.m. PT. A signing with Henderson will follow, also on Saturday, July 22nd at 12 noon PT.
Here’s an overview of the currently running series, Secret Weapons:
The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined.
Henderson’s Secret Weapons #1 SDCC Liberty Variant will be available exclusively at the CBLDF’s booth (#1918)  and via the CBLDF website ( All proceeds will directly benefit the First Amendment legal and education work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, an organization that works to protect the freedom to read.

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